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DaVita: A Community First

and a Company Second

1 in 10 U.S. adults has kidney disease* and most don't know it. Awareness can keep more people off dialysis**
The DaVita Village Network has provided $2.42 million to 492 teammates in times of crisis.
DaVita teammates and friends have dedicated more than 59,000 hours to community service since 2006.
Our teammates worked democratically to name our company and determine our core values.

Our Vision for Global Responsibility

At DaVita, we do dialysis, but we are not about dialysis. We are about the lives of our patients, teammates (employees) and partners, and the communities in which we operate around the globe.

We believe that if we create a thriving, sustainable community for our teammates, they in turn will create a special clinical and caring community for our patients and their families, and be inspired to help others. We call this vision for corporate social responsibility (CSR) our Trilogy of Care: Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World. This trilogy is at the heart of our industry-leading clinical outcomes, our goodwill initiatives and our environmental commitment.

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Improving Health

DaVita aims to improve quality of life through an integrated approach that cares for people, not just their kidney disease.

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Helping Teammates Thrive

Our leadership development and support programs help us honor most what we value most in our teammates.

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Engaging Communities

As we expand at home and abroad, we are committed to nurturing new neighborhoods by giving back and behaving responsibly.

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DaVita and the GRI Index

You can find examples of how DaVita follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework's guidelines by clicking on the links below.

Governance, Commitments and Engagement
Labor Practices and Decent Work
Human Rights
Product Responsibility

Our Commitment to Our Patients,
Each Other & Our World

Our patients, teammates and community partners inspire us to do great work in pursuit of improving their health and lives. As a leading provider of kidney care services, DaVita aims to:

  • Improve patients’ quality of life
  • Innovate and add value to kidney care by
    • Raising awareness
    • Helping prevent or delay kidney failure
    • Increasing access to care
  • Be a healthcare role model by
    • Developing systems for improvement and savings
    • Advancing integrated care
    • Providing personalized care teams
  • Send out ripples of our community philosophy by
    • Developing charitable initiatives
    • Creating sustainable change
    • Promoting leadership development